October 12, 2017




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This week much of our attention has been focused on the devastating fires throughout our diocese. I know several parishioners have family members who have been evacuated and some have lost homes. The level of destruction is overwhelming. The Rev. Jim Richardson, former priest at Trinity Cathedral and current Rector of Incarnation Church in Santa Rosa, has been very involved in relief efforts in his church. The church has served as a temporary shelter when the fires were far enough away for the church to be a safe place. Follow this link for some information on the diocesan website  including information on how to donate money for relief efforts.
On October 27, I and a small group of members of the Cathedral will be going to the Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg for the Dioceses' College of Congregational Development. We would like to deliver relief supplies when we go. So many people lost everything - the need will be great. I have heard they could use clothes, medical supplies, food and toys. I suspect the list of needed items will be refined as people move from the immediate crisis of excavation to the long task of rebuilding. We can communicate a more refined list later. 

We will begin our Fall pledge drive this weekend. The theme of the drive is "Find Your Passion, Feed Your Soul." For the next four weeks, members of the Cathedral will be speaking about ways they have been impacted by the ministries of the Cathedral. This Sunday we will hear from Charis Hill.

I am looking forward to Dr. Joe Marshall's talk tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the Cathedral. I hope you can join me. Follow this link for more information.

Construction Update: We are finishing the excavation this week and expect to repair the pipe next week. After that we will back-fill and put the electrical wiring in the floor before the concrete will be poured back. We are still on track to have the Great Hall and kitchen back on operation by Thanksgiving.
The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker, Dean
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
In this edition....
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Window Update...
TREE Tip...
TNAC Classes...
Conversations on Race...
Pat Hill Memorial Service...
This Sunday...
Children, Youth & Family News...
Art of Hosting...
Service of Remembrance...
Trinity Cathedral Art Show...
Thomas Merton Documentary...
Nadia Bolz-Weber...
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Cathedral Bookshop  
  Bookshop Hours
Tue, Wed, Thu:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Phone: 916-442-9194 

The Reading Corner...

In the...
Trinity Cathedral Library

There's always something new in our library, which you can check out on the SECOND and FOURTH Sundays of the month.     ~~Phyllis Ehlert
And here is the perennial St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate by Karen Armstrong. She is a former nun, scholar, and college professor. She sketches Paul's life and why he was so important in the early history of Christianity. (225.9 P)
Wise Women: Over 2,000 years of Spiritual Writing by Women is edited by Susan Cahill. It is a massive tome, actually 394 pages but is it heavy! Such a large volume is best consumed by bits; entries are only a couple pages long. So one can browse at leisure and read about such disparate persons as Dorothy Sayers, mystery writer, and Dorothy Day, labor activist or Mother Teresa and Kathleen Norris, contemporary religious writer. (200.92 W)


Tuesday Morning Group (TMG)
Meets every Tuesday at 10:00am in the
Conference Room
We have begin our study of Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.  The Cathedral Bookshop has the book and you are encouraged to read it to enhance our discussions. 
If you have any questions contact Susan Hotchkiss.
Lunch Bunch...
Thursdays at Noon in the Conference Room
  We are currently reading
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J. D. Vance.
  Bring a lunch, bring a friend, and join in!
 If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Pamela Anderson at pamela@trinitycathedral.org
Writing Group...
Meets on Thursdays from 
3:00-4:30pm in the
Conference Room

Anyone can write and everyone is welcome. Come check us out.
For information, contact June Gillam at gorillagirlink@gmail.com
or Bruce Roy at barinsac@comcast.net
Journey with Jesus
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm,
Room J
Join us in a reflective Bible Study of next week's Gospel passage.  Contact Jerry Pare' at jpare@trinitycathedral.org or 916-930-8032.
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  Centering Prayer
Tuesday's, 6-7pm,
Thursday's, 12:10pm-1:00pm
Cathedral East Transept
Centering Prayer is a method of meditation that helps quiet the mind and participate in God's presence.
Praying Hands
Prayer and Healing 
We meet the 1st Saturday of the month in the Conference Room at 10:00am
We will refer to Agnes Sanford's 
The Healing Light available online and The Order of St Luke the Physician's study guide
The Healing Miracles of Jesus  
available at orderofstluke.org
Contact is Elba White at elbawhite@yahoo.com
Trivia at Track 7 
When: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 5pm
Where:  826 Professor Ln #100, Sacramento 95834
Hosted by:  Pamela & Marc Anderson

Bring the family and friends to this kid and dog family event.  Picnic tables abound so bring a sack dinner or snacks or pick up a bite to eat with the local food truck.  If you plan to come, please RSVP with Pastor Pamela at pamela@trinitycathedral.org
There's a lot of people who attend trivia nights so it can be easy to get lost in the crowd!
The Stewardship team is excited to kick off our annual pledge drive. This year's theme is 'Find Your Passion, Feed Your Soul' and our goal is to have 400 families and individuals make pledges for 2018.
Trinity is a thriving community where people come together to grow spiritually. Over the next several weeks, you will have the opportunity to hear personal stories about what makes Trinity so amazing. We share these stories with you to illustrate how your gifts will help provide the quality of life we enjoy at Trinity.
We encourage you to prayerfully consider making a pledge or increasing your pledge this year if you are able. Our ingathering, where we come together to celebrate and bless our pledge cards, will be on November 12th and will be celebrated at each service . Watch your mail as the pledge cards will be sent soon. Please join us in supporting the Cathedral to Find Your Passion and Feed Your Soul.

We are grateful for
your generosity.
The Stewardship Committee
Trinity's Stained-Glass Window Update
Trinity Cathedral continues to gather information regarding the care of our splendid stained-glass windows. We have received two estimates, one from Bovard Studio and the other from Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, and are pursuing another from Judson Studios, a nationally recognized provider of stained glass installation, repair and restoration, to also evaluate our windows. We encourage you to read the estimates (links above) for additional information and details. Although the windows are not in eminent peril of failure, we are pursuing the information we need to make good decisions about their repair. We will provide updates as the information become available.
by Ann Rothschild
Partnering to Teach and Inspire young people.
TREE members were honored to help out with 350 Sacramento's first Plant for the Planet Academy, held on October 7 at Washington Elementary School. This program started in 2007 with a 9 year old German boy's climate change school project, and since then, it has reached 54 countries and 15,000 children. They have planted 14 billion trees. At the Sacramento
Young people planting an Elm tree.
Academy, 40 young people were instructed by other young Ambassadors on the science of climate change, on how to plant trees correctly, and on how to make effective presentations and influence policy.   Parents were invited to participate in a morning workshop and to return in the afternoon to hear their children's presentations. Our group planted two Elm trees provided by the Sacramento Tree Foundation in the school grounds.
A special shout of thanks goes to the owner of Blimpie's who donated the lunch sandwiches (veggie of course) from his own pocket. His rewards cards and discount cards will be at the TREE table. Also Noah's Bagels donated bagels. These are local small businesses so please give them your business. Artist Milton 510 Bowens from the Bay Area and our own Rick Bettis from the Sierra Club came to acknowledge the new ambassadors. It was a great day for Mother Earth.
TNACThursday Night At the Cathedral
Compline at 6:00pm
Fellowship: Bring Your Own Dinner at 6:15pm
TNAC classes at 7:00pm

How to Live as a Christian in This Crazy World
September 14 to October 19 - Assembly Area
Facilitated by TVR Brian Baker
With the breakdown of civility, chaos in our political systems and an increase of explicit racism, we are entering a frightening time of crisis. Dean Baker will lead a six-week conversation that will explore how our faith can both guide and sustain us as we strive for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being.
12 Steps to a Compassionate Life
September 14 to November 16 - Bookshop
Facilitated by Susan Hotchkiss

In 2010, Karen Armstrong, a renowned scholar of the world's religions, wrote Twelve Steps to A Compassionate Life . The Washington Post stated: "Armstrong lays out a pluralistic and, ultimately, secular way to spread compassion that's easy to believe in." From learning about compassion to loving your enemies, this book is extremely timely for living in the world today. Attendees are encouraged to purchase the book, available in the Cathedral Bookshop.
Journey with Jesus -- Your Journey of Faith
Ongoing, drop-ins are welcome! - Room J
Facilitated by Kelly Mieske and Jerry Paré
Join us in a reflective Bible Study of next week's Gospel passage. Contact Jerry Pare' at jpare@trinitycathedral.org or 916-930-8032.
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.
Conversations on Race
Friday October 13 at 6:30pm
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. is the author of Street Soldier: One Man's Struggle to Save a Generation and a pioneer in a new public health model of violence prevention and intervention that includes weekly family group meetings, academic rehabilitation, and college scholarships.
He will discuss the risk factors associated with violent behavior in our youth:
  • Why do youth harm themselves and others when they are angry, fearful or hurting?
  • How do you help youth with their anger, fear and pain?
  • How is it possible to live a violence-free life and have violence-free communities?
  • How can we make our schools safe and increase academic achievement?
  • Does the music and media influence violence?
A book signing and reception will follow.
Pat Hill's
Memorial Service
Saturday, October 14 at 1:00pm
Pat was a very active member of the congregation for over 60 years.

This Sunday - October 15

Children's Chapel:  This Sunday we'll explore the Parable of the Great Banquet.
Parenting Matters: For all parents of children and teens, Parenting Matters will meet this Sunday upstairs in the Conference Room during coffee hour. We'll explore ways of helping children and youth deal with trauma and traumatic events.
This Sunday in Sunday School:
Godly Play Preschool- 2nd grade: The Great Family - the story of Abraham and Sarah
Faith Builders 3rd - 5th: Moses
Junior and Senior High: Hope beyond violence
Pumpkin Carving at Trinity!  Due to our construction project, we are unable to hold our annual Pumpkin Night, but we have a plan! Please join us on Sunday morning, October 22nd, for pumpkin carving during coffee hour. We'll supply some small to medium pumpkins, carving equipment, and snacks - bring your large pumpkins if you'd like, and wear comfortable clothes - this is messy work! Come and enjoy!
All Hallows Eve Sunday, October 29th : Let's celebrate the Feast of All Hallows Eve! Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to church. (Teens and adults are welcome to join them, too, if they wish!)

Episcopal Youth Group Fundraiser

It will soon be time to order your Christmas Greens! These wonderful greens from a family farm in Washington make beautiful Christmas gifts, and decorations for your home. You may order greens to be delivered here at church shortly after Thanksgiving, or sent anywhere in the U.S. The proceeds make possible our summer youth programs.  Orders will be taken on Oct. 22nd, Oct.29th, and Nov. 5th.
Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Celebration Choir sings "Celtic Laud"  by Craig Courtney.

11:15 am - The Cathedral Choir sings "Verily, verily, I say unto you" by Thomas Tallis.
Canon David Link plays music by Marcel Dupré.
Cathedral Choristers to resume rehearsals!

The Cathedral Choristers will be resuming rehearsals, this Sunday, October 15th at 11:15 am, in the Assembly Area. After a Cathedral construction project hiatus, the Choristers will begin practicing for Fall and Christmas performances.

The Choristers welcome all children aged 6 and older, who love to sing and learn. For more information, contact Kami Davis, director of choristers at kamilynk@gmail.com
Newcomers' Group
Meets at 10:15am in the Bookshop
The group will discuss Worship and Stewardship.

Contact is Randie Strike: randie.trinity@gmail.com ;  916-446-2513
Free Yoga in the Cathedral
Sundays 2-3pm

Come explore the link between the body-mind connection through the practice of yoga, meditation, and journaling. Classes will start with either light journaling and/or meditation and be directly followed by a gentle yoga flow. Please bring a mat, towel, and journal. Classes will be taught by Yoga Instructor Judi Moreno .

Click here for a flyer. Please feel free to print it and post it on community bulletin boards and share it with your friends!

Next Week and Beyond... 

Art of Hosting Leadership Training
Sunday, October 22, 12:30-3:00pm in the Assembly Area.
In this training you will learn and practice deep listening and collaborative facilitation skills. You will also get the opportunity to dive deep into community formation. Ideal for ALL! These skills are great to practice for your self care, in one to one conversations, in work, and in ministry. To learn more, you can visit: artofhosting.org. Light Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Rev. Megan at Megan@trinitycathedral.org
Service of Remembrance
Sunday, October 29, 4:00pm
St. John's Lutheran Church
1701 L Street, Sacramento
Let us honor the memories of those who died because they were (or were perceived to be) lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Join us as we remember their lives with love, bear witness to the atrocity of their deaths and affirm together that hatred and violence must end.
Contacts: John Kraynak - jjkinlaca@gmail.com or
Jay Elmquist - jayelm@gmail.com
Click here for a printable flyer with history.
Light Out of Darkness:
Trinity Cathedral Juried Art Show
October 3-26 at Beatnik Studios at 723 S Street
Gallery hours are:
11:30am - 7:00pm,  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Documentary on Thomas Merton
 Monday, November 6 at 7:00pm
at Trinity Cathedral
Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk
A free showing of a film on the lasting impact of Thomas Merton's life will be presented Monday, November 6 at 7pm. The filmmaker, Morgan C. Atkinson will be on hand to share thoughts and answer questions after the showing. Click here for a printable flyer with more information.
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Speaking at Trinity Cathedral
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

Come see this sleeve tattooed, salty ELCA pastor speak authentic truths to the broken places in our lives.

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008) and the New York Times Bestselling theological memoir, Pastrix: The Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Jericho 2013). Her writings can be found in the Christian Century, The Lutheran Magazine and Patheos.com. Nadia has been fea- tured in The Washington Post, Bitch Magazine, NPR's Morning Edition, More Magazine, The Daily Beast and on CNN.
Nobody really believes she's an ordained pastor in the ELCA. Maybe it's the sleeve tattoos or the fact that she swears like a truck driver. Either way...she's fine with it. Nadia lives in Denver with her family of 4 where she can be found writing bios in the third person, lifting weights and walking her Great Dane, Zacchaeus.
Tickets will be $25 and will be available on Eventbrite. We'll let you know when they are ready to be purchased. 

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